With so many option available, where do you start? Some options are nice added extras, while others genuinely enhance your air conditioning experience by saving time and energy and/or improving the air quality in your home or business.
Choosing a Split Air Conditioning System is similar to choosing a new car; You can have the standard model that functions well and covers the basics, or you can have added extras to make life that much better.
Air conditioner and climate control technology is continually improving. So too is the range of features available. Most Aircon Systems now come with wireless remote control and air purifying filters as standard product features.
Now there are intelligent or smart features that detect when a room is occupied, and operate automatically to maintain a comfortable ambient temperature and help to save power.
Special features have been designed to maximise air purification and/or minimise noise. Convenient features include automatic self-cleaning.
Here is Daikin’s Top Ten Split System Features Guide, designed to help you narrow down the choices and decide which options would suit you best.
- Intelligent power savers
If you feel like you’re being watched, you possibly are! All in the interest of enhancing your comfort levels and saving you power. Some Daikin Split System air conditioners come with an infrared sensor called ‘Intelligent Eye’. This ‘Intelligent Eye’ detects motion in a room.
When a room is empty for 20 minutes, Intelligent Eye changes the air conditioning settings to ‘energy saving operations’ to help reduce your power expenses. When someone then re-enters the room, the aircon immediately returns to the original settings. Furthmore, the system can also direct airflow away from people for the ultimate draft-free comfort.
Additional features on Daikin Split System air conditioners help improve performance, which also saves power and therefore money. The patented Swing Compressor design is just one example, which ensures your Daikin unit operates quietly and smoothly, with less vibration and greater efficiency. Furthermore, the Reluctance DC Motor can increase efficiency by 20% compared to conventional systems, which in turn helps the system use less energy.
As Australia’s trusted experts, power-saving features on Daikin air conditioners are repeatedly best in class. A prime example is the Daikin US7 Split System. The US7 System is regarded as the most energy-efficient Split System air conditioner in Australia* with a staggering 7-star super efficiency rating.
* 2.5kw model – visit www.energyrating.gov.au for details.
- Climate control from your smartphone
Imagine heading out to run errands and while you’re away, programming your system to make the house cool as a cucumber for your return home.
Alternatively, imagine being out on a cold winter’s night and programming your system to make the house super snug for when you walk in the door.
You can now do all of this from your phone or other smart device.
Your Daikin Split System air conditioner can now be controlled via an easy-to-use app** on your smartphone, anywhere, anytime. This is all thanks to the power of Wi-Fi connection.
The possibilities are endless; On your way home from holiday, when the weather changes unexpectedly during the day, or whenever you want the climate in you home or office changed straight way. You now have the power in the palm of your hand.
** Download free from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
- Clean air purifiers
One of the must-have air conditioning features today is a clean air filter, with an increase in the number of Australians suffering from asthma and air-borne allergies on the rise.
This reassures the whole family or whole office that they are breathing the purest air possible. This is especially desirable for anyone who is particularly sensitive to air quality, such as the elderly or small children.
Many Daikin Systems feature an advanced clean air purifier. The Zena Split System is just one example. The Zena air conditioner boasts a sophisticated air purification filter which traps even microscopic airborne dust particles and assists to absorb and deactivate bacteria and decompose odours. The Zena even has a deodorising function which leaves the area it serves feeling fresh and clean.
The Daikin US7 Split System also features revolutionary two-stage filtration. The outdoor unit removes toxic carbon monoxide, exhaust gasses and unpleasant odours via its thermal catalyst. The indoor unit then takes over and removes mould and other allergens.
Daikin Split Systems are the only systems to receive approval by the The National Asthma Council Australia. Daikin Splits have been recognised by the Council’s Sensitive Choice® program. This program is designed to help identify products suitable for people who suffer from asthma and allergies. All Daikin Split Systems carry the Blue Butterfly symbol.
- Night Set mode
After a long tiring day, the last thing you want is to toss and turn all night being too hot or too cold. You should arrive home to a quiet, comfortable sanctuary
Daikin Split System air conditioners feature a Night Set mode, which will gently raise or reduce the room temperature during the night when operated in heating or cooling, so that everyone remains comfortable and gets a peaceful night’s rest.
- Automatic Self Cleaning
A winning feature of the Daikin US7 Split System air conditioner is the auto self-cleaning. The internal brush automatically removes dust from the air filter. The dust is collected in a convenient container that is then simple to empty.
This feature helps to maintain a more stable air-flow. This also reduces power usage, as an air conditioner uses more energy when filters are dirty or blocked.
If high performance and easy maintenance are important to you, automatic self-cleaning in an air conditioner is an important feature to consider.
- Humidity controls
Sometime you may want a little extra from your air conditioner apart from the standard cooling, heating or fresh breeze from the fan.
If you live in a humid environment like Queensland or the tropics, dehumidifying the air will make life a lot more comfortable. If you live in a cold, dry environment like Tasmania, you probably want a touch of humidity in the air to make your atmosphere a little better.
Daikin’s US7 Split System can both dehumidify and humidify indoor air. The secret is its outdoor unit, which effortlessly draws or withdraws moisture from the outdoors and transfers it to your living and working spaces.
Other Daikin Split Air Conditioner features include Program Dry Function that reduces humidity by automatically controlling the temperature and the rate of airflow, and can cleverly switch into cooling mode if the temperature rises beyond your preferred level.
- Economical features
Econo Mode is a clever feature that reduces power of your Daikin Split System at times when the electrical circuit is congested in your home or business. This lightens the load on the electrical system onsite by limiting the max. power usage by your air conditioner at that point in time.
Standby Power Function is another economical Daikin feature. When your air conditioner is off, it shuts off power to the outdoor unit and sets the indoor unit to standby mode, saving money on power that isn’t being used. Why pay more than you need to?!
An automatic timer is a clever little feature to have on your air conditioner. Simply decide when you would like your Daikin Split System to turn on or off and the timer takes care of the rest. The auto timer works its magic, even when you’re not there. You can then enjoy arriving home to a beautifully warm or refreshingly cool home that you’ve arranged in advance.
Options include a 24-hour or weekly timer, which lets you schedule four different settings for each day of the week. You can choose the on and off times as well as the temperatures.
- Coanda Airflow Technology
Daikin US7 and Cora^ Split Air Conditioning Systems both feature advanced air circulation technology, creating the Coanda effect.
By design, specifically designed louvres create a circular air motion that rapidly cools the room. The effect involves streaming air upwards along the ceiling with Daikin’s innovative technology.
This technology ensures a consistent temperature in any given space, maximising comfort and minimising operating costs.
^ 20-71 Class only.
- Manufacturer’s warranty
At the end of the day, one of the most important features you should look for in your Split System air conditioner is a comprehensive warranty from a quality manufacturer. Daikin provides that on all their products.
Ice Blast offers extended installation warranty options to complement Daikin’s Manufactures warranty.